6th July 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of sixth July 2021 masking the next information headlines: WAKO, NIPUN Bharat Programme, Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Co-WIN Global Conclave, The Fourth Lion: Essays for Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

National News

1. President Kovind appoints new Governors for eight states

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has appointed new Governors for eight states. The new governors have been appointed for states together with Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Tripura, Jharkhand, Mizoram and Himachal Pradesh. While among the present governors have been transferred to new states, in some others new appointments have been made.

Complete checklist of latest governors:

SI.noState New Governor
1.KarnatakaThawarchand Gehlot
2.Madhya PradeshMangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel
3.MizoramDr. Hari Babu Kambhampati
4.Himachal PradeshRajendra Vishwanath Arlekar
5.GoaP.S. Sreedharan Pillai
6.TripuraSatyadev Narayan Arya
7.JharkhandRamesh Bais
8.HaryanaBandaru Dattatraya

2. Ministry of Education launches NIPUN Bharat Programme

  • Union Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched NIPUN Bharat programme.
  • The goal of the NIPUN programme is that each little one in India will get foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN) by the top of Grade 3, by 2026-27. NIPUN stands for National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy.
  • This Mission, which has been launched below the aegis of the centrally sponsored scheme of Samagra Shiksha, will give attention to offering entry and retaining youngsters in foundational years of education; trainer capability constructing; improvement of top quality and diversified Student and Teacher Resources/Learning Materials; and monitoring the progress of every little one in attaining studying outcomes.
  • To assist this scheme obtain its goal, academics will play an essential function. In view of the challenges of in-service trainer coaching throughout the totally different phases of faculty schooling, NCERT has designed an revolutionary built-in programme of trainer coaching, now, popularly referred to as NISHTHA (National Initiative for School Heads‟ and Teachers‟ Holistic Advancement).

3. KVIC mission ‘BOLD’ to spice up tribal earnings

  • KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) has launched Project BOLD (Bamboo Oasis on Lands in Draught), a first-of-its-kind train, to create bamboo-based inexperienced patches in arid and semi-arid land zones.
  • It is the primary of its type train in India which was launched from the tribal village Nichla Mandwa in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Under the mission, 5000 saplings of particular bamboo species i.e. Bambusa Tulda and Bambusa Polymorpha have been planted over 16 acres approx. of vacant arid Gram Panchayat land.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • KVIC Founded: 1956;
  • KVIC Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • KVIC Chairperson: Vinai Kumar Saxena.

Agreements News

4. Flipkart companions with PhonePe to digitise cash-on-delivery cost

  • Digital funds platform PhonePe has partnered with Flipkart to launch a contactless ‘Scan and Pay’ function for Flipkart’s pay-on-delivery orders.
  • Using PhonePe’s QR code answer, the Flipkart prospects who earlier opted for money on supply pays digitally by way of any UPI app on the time of supply.
  • While on one hand, the brand new function will assist in lowering private contact in addition to guarantee security, alternatively, it would drive contactless funds for patrons who’re historically extra comfy with money on supply.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Flipkart headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Flipkart CEO: Kalyan Krishnamurthy.
  • CEO of Phonepe: Sameer Nigam
  • Headquarters location of Phonepe: Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Defence News

5. Army inducts 10m bridging system developed by DRDO

  • The Army inducted the primary manufacturing lot of 12 Short Span Bridging System (SSBS)-10m, designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in affiliation with Larsen & Toubro Limited, the manufacturing company.
  • The SSBS-10m performs an important function of bridging the gaps as much as 9.5m as a single span offering a 4m large, absolutely decked roadway, making certain quicker motion of the troops.
  • The mission concerned the event of two prototypes of 5m SSBS on Tatra 6×6 chassis and one other two prototypes of 10m SSBS on Tatra 8×8 re-engineered chassis.
  • This bridging system is suitable with the Sarvatra bridging system (75 m), the place the final span required masking gaps lower than 9.5 m.
  • The DRDO has developed a spread of bridges for the Army which have already been inducted.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chairman DRDO: Dr G Satheesh Reddy.
  • DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • DRDO Established: 1958.

Banking News

6. RBI pronounces change in Government securities public sale methodology

  • The Reserve Bank of India has introduced a change in Government securities public sale methodology for benchmark securities.
  • They famous within the newest replace that on a evaluate of market situations and market borrowing program of the federal government, it has been determined that benchmark securities of tenor 2-year, 3-year, 5-year, 10-year, 14-year tenor and Floating Rate Bonds (FRBs) might be, henceforth, issued utilizing the uniform value public sale methodology.
  • For different benchmark securities i.e. 30-year and 40-year, the public sale will proceed to be a number of price-based auctions, as hitherto. The above association will proceed until additional evaluate, word the financial institution.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • RBI twenty fifth Governor: Shaktikant Das; Headquarters: Mumbai; Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

Summits and Conferences News

7. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the Co-WIN Global Conclave

  • The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated and addressed the CoWin Global Conclave, just about.
  • The world meet was participated by representatives from 142 nations. The Conclave was collectively organized by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and National Health Authority (NHA) with an goal to increase the Co-WIN platform as a digital public good to the world.
  • India has provided its indigenously developed cloud-based CoWIN platform to be made open-source in order that it’s accessible to any and all nations.
  • The CoWin Global Conclave served as a platform to share India’s learnings and experiences almost about planning, strategizing and executing the world’s largest vaccination drive by way of Co-WIN.

Science and Technology News

8. DRDO offers licence to Laurus Labs to make & market 2-DG

  • Hyderabad-based pharma participant Laurus Labs has acquired a licence from the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) for manufacturing and advertising Covid-19 drug 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2-DG) in India.
  • The licence to Laurus Labs has been granted by DRDO as a part of efforts to make the drug inexpensive and accessible to sufferers. DRDO had not too long ago invited expression of curiosity (EoI) from different pharma corporations for manufacturing this drug and had stated it might grant licences to fifteen corporations on a first-come, first-served foundation.
  • Meanwhile, the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research establishment Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) has been licencing the know-how for 2-DG synthesis to different corporations, together with Lee Pharma, Suven Pharma, Anthem Biosciences and Nosch Labs.

Books and Authors

9. A ebook titled ‘The Fourth Lion: Essays for Gopalkrishna Gandhi’

  • A ebook titled ‘The Fourth Lion: Essays for Gopalkrishna Gandhi’ authored by Venu Madhav Govindu and Srinath Raghavan.
  • The ebook consists of twenty-six essays contributed by people drawn from varied walks of life and from throughout the globe. Gopalkrishna Gandhi has been an administrator, diplomat, writer, and public mental of distinction for over 4 many years.
  • His writings have spanned numerous genres, showcasing each his deep scholarship in addition to a profound engagement with problems with politics, historical past, literature, and tradition.

Sports News

10. Mary Kom, Manpreet Singh to be India’s flag-bearers at Tokyo Olympics

  • MC Mary Kom, the six-time world boxing champion, and Manpreet Singh, the boys’s hockey staff skipper, might be India’s flag-bearers on the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, introduced Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
  • Bajrang Punia, a silver medallist on the 2018 World Wrestling Championships, would be the flag-bearer on the closing ceremony on August 8.
  • In a primary, India is having two flag-bearers — one male and one feminine — on the upcoming Tokyo Games to make sure “gender parity”. The IOA has communicated the choice on this regard to the Organising Committee of the Games.

11. James Anderson claims a thousandth first-class wicket

  • Veteran England quick bowler James Anderson has added one other feather to his cap as he accomplished 1000 wickets in first-class cricket. Anderson achieved the uncommon feat throughout Lancashire’s County Championship conflict towards Kent in Manchester.
  • Anderson is the main wicket-taker amongst pacers in Test cricket. In 162 Tests, the England nice has claimed 617 wickets at a mean of 26.67 with 30 five-fors and three 10-wicket match hauls.
  • Anderson is barely the 14th participant to say 1,000 first-class wickets this century and solely the fifth amongst pacers. Andy Caddick, Martin Bicknell, Devon Malcolm and Wasim Akram had been the opposite tempo bowlers to cross the 1000-wicket landmark earlier than Anderson.

Important Days

12. World Zoonoses Day: 6 July

  • World Zoonoses Day is held yearly on July 6 to lift consciousness of the chance of zoonotic ailments. Zoonoses are infectious ailments (virus, micro organism and parasites) that may unfold from animals to people, and vice versa, both with direct contact with animals or not directly, vector-borne or food-borne.
  • It was on July 6, 1885, when Louis Pasteur efficiently administered the primary vaccine towards Rabies virus, which is a zoonotic illness.
  • World Zoonoses day noticed after Louis Pasteur, a French biologist efficiently administered the primary vaccine towards Rabies virus, which is a zoonotic illness. We remembered at the present time each day to lift consciousness towards Zoonotic illness.

Miscellaneous News

13. 52nd IFFI to be held in November 2021 in Goa

  • The 52nd version of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) might be held in Goa from twentieth -Twenty eighth November 2021. The rules and poster for the 52nd IFFI had been launched by Hon’ble Minister of Information and Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar.
  • On the event of the start centenary of the maestro of Indian cinema Shri Satyajit Ray, the “Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema” has been instituted from this yr to be given on the IFFI yearly ranging from this yr.

14. WAKO India Kickboxing Federation will get Government recognition

  • The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has determined to grant recognition to WAKO India Kickboxing Federation as National Sports Federation (NSF) for promotion and improvement of the Kickboxing sport in India. To be absolutely included and accepted within the Olympic motion is essential for the popularity and improvement of the game of kickboxing.
  • It is predicted that with authorities recognition of WAKO India Kickboxing Federation as NSF, the game of kickboxing will develop at a quicker tempo within the nation. WAKO have been a provisionally acknowledged member of the IOC Since 30 November 2018. The full recognition of WAKO might be lastly determined by the IOC Session in Tokyo in July 2021.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports: Kiren Rijiju.

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